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Our fiction highlights for 2016

We’ve got an exciting year of books ahead at Virago. Here’s a personal selection of our new fiction highlights for 2016:   Rush Oh! is set in late 19th Century New South Wales.  It tells […]

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Patricia Highsmith’s best and most memorable quotes

To celebrate the reissuing of Patricia Highsmith’s backlist this year, we’ve pulled together some of her best and most memorable quotes. These painstakingly honest words let us into the mind – if only for a moment – […]

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New book tackling burning questions about transgender identity from CN Lester

We’ve announced today (Friday 19th December) the acquisition of an agenda-setting new title by CN Lester, a leading British LGBT activist specialising in transgender issues. Commissioning Editor Ailah Ahmed acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to Trans […]

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Our books of 2015

Discover what the Virago team has loved reading this year, and the books we’ll be getting stuck into over the festive period. Sarah Waters’s The Paying Guests was a great success when we published in hardback last year and […]

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Great Feminist Quotes to Inspire You this Christmas

As a little gift from Virago to you this yuletide, we wanted to send you all cards . . . not your traditional Christmas card, we’ll admit, but some of our favourite feminist quotations to […]

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Watch Carrie Brownstein at Rough Trade – and start reading Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

We’re enormously excited to announce that Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl – Carrie Brownstein’s candid, funny, deeply personal memoir of making a life in music – has been chosen as Rough Trade‘s BOOK OF […]

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A Halloween treat from Daphne du Maurier – read ‘The Doll’

This month we published two of Daphne du Maurier‘s best-loved and most spine-tingling short story collections as Virago Modern Classics designer hardbacks. Both The Birds and Don’t Look Now come with covers by award-winning textiles […]

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I Call Myself a Feminist – do you?

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent us their favourite feminist quotes back in June. We loved them all, and a few even managed to make their way into the […]

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Hear Early One Morning on BBC Radio 4 – and discover some of our favourite characters

To mark the beginning of the Radio 4 Woman’s Hour dramatization of Early One Morning, one of our favourite books this year, we have each chosen a character to introduce. One of the great strengths of this […]

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Jennifer Klinec, the Temporary Bride, on inspiration and Iran

This month we’re delighted to publish The Temporary Bride in paperback, with a delicious new cover. Jennifer Klinec has written an exclusive short piece about Yazd (the Iranian province which inspired her memoir), her first […]

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Upstairs at the Party: songs from the 1970s

It’s Upstairs at the Party‘s turn in the Waterstones Book Club this week – head to their blog to read an extract and their brilliant recommendation for the book. To celebrate, Marie Claire have launched […]

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